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To bet or not to bet: How the brain learns to estimate risk
Date:3/12/2008

ays Bossaerts, "and indicates that we need to update our understanding of the neural basis of reward anticipation in uncertain conditions to include risk assessment."

Contrary to what Descartes held dear, the finding that risk prediction and processing of emotions are related suggests that emotions may be intimately involved in rational decision making -- they may help us to correctly assess risk in an uncertain world.


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Contact: Peter Bossaerts
peter.bossaerts@epfl.ch
41-216-930-081
Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne
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